Image & Object - New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass Conference

24th to 26th October 2014


Key Date 26th September 2014 for your early bird discount and exhibition entries


Full registration entitles you to attend the two-day conference.

Tickets for barbecue and extras for friends and family can be purchased with registration. (See registration and exhibition forms available on website).

Cancellations & Refunds

Cancellations after cleared payment - full refund 14 days prior to commencement thereafter only 30% repaid.

Membership Entitlements

Financial members of the Society are eligible to enter works in the Members Exhibition, attend, and vote in the Annual General Meeting. Membership application forms available from

Raise a Glass

Conference opening and viewing of the Members Exhibition at the TSB Wallace Arts Centre

Friday 24th October at 6pm - this event is open to the general public. Friends and family welcome.

Open Studios or Visits by Appointment

While you are visiting the city of Auckland, or any other part of New Zealand during your stay, you may like to visit glass artists’ studios. If you wish to do so send all enquiries regarding the Conference to, and we will provide you with a list of studios which may be available to visit in the week prior and following the conference. See the website for names.

Saturday 25th October - The Jubilee Hall

7.45 am Registrations continue Jubilee Hall 9.00 am Presidents Welcome Rebecca Heap

9.15 am Keynote Address ‘Object: Image and Reality’

Keith Cummings via Video Link

10.15 am Morning Coffee Parnell Room

10.45 am Constructions and Collaborations Jeffrey Sarmiento

11.45 am Mapping: Surface and Substance: Making and Meaning in Kilnformed


Richard M. Parrish

12.45 pm Lunch Parnell Room

1.45 pm I am a Closet Glass Artist Peter Collis

2.45 pm Possibilities of 3D Printing Jenna Makgill

3.45 pm Afternoon Tea Parnell Room

4.15 pm Mashing it Up and Lampworking, Another Dimension

Chris Arnold & Laurie Young

5.15 pm End of Day Rebecca Heap

6.00 pm Flameworking and neon making Pro Sign Services demonstrations, glass movies, School Student Glass Show and Prizegiving,
BBQ and dessert